Thursday, June 27, 2013

Richard Feynman and Feynman Diagram Basics

by erics42, This post originally appeared at Function of a Rubber Duck.

Today I want to share with you a video that I found very interesting. It’s about famous science diagrams named after an even more famous scientist called Richard Feynman. Richard Feynman was a Nobel prize winning American theoretical physicist as well as an amazing lecturer and good bongo player. He died in 1988 and is most known for his contributions to quantum mechanics.
I’ve watched some of his lectures and casual discussions about science They’re all brilliant! You should really check them out if you haven’t. What I find amazing about how he explains science is that he can take very complex ideas and communicate them elegantly while retaining a contagious enthusiasm and energy for what he speaks about. Feynman Diagrams are another example of his ability to explain the complex simply and elegantly. They model the interactions between two particles as they collide with one axis being time and the other the particles and their emissions of photons. Their application is simply in keeping track of this interaction and being used to predict the most probable outcomes of it. Enjoy!

About this contributor: I am a grade 10 student with a keen interest in physics and anything science. I watch Dr. Who- do you? My hobbies are creating strange edible food combinations and listening to all genres of interesting music.

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